What do kids love more than candy? New York candy stores. This may be a question you find the answer to as you choose between the Toys ‘R Us on Times Square and the M&M Store a few blocks away. Of course you don’t necessarily have to choose, there will be plenty of sugar at any children’s location. The candy stores below are special, however, how often do you get to print your own candy?
The first of our New York Candy Stores is owned by the daughter of Polo designer Ralph Lauren. Dylan’s Candy Bar has met with great success in New York and the other locations it has now opened in. With multiple floors, a restaurant and even exhibits of candy favorites from celebrities like Madonna and P Diddy, Dylan Lauren has created a brand that attracts locals and tourists alike.
1011 Third Ave
If we speak about the the best New York candy Stores we can not miss Economy Candy. It has been in business since 1937, supplying candy stores from all eras seemingly since then. Custom chocolate and dried fruit creations site behind the glass for purchase, but the real gems at Economy Candy are the treats we forget ever existed: Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies, Pez and Pez dispensers, Jawbreakers, Big League Chew, Bit o Honey, Boston Baked Beans, Bubble Gum Cigars, Choward’s Violets and more. If you want a tasted of your childhood Economy Candy is a must, if you don’t like nostalgia, go to Dylan’s.
108 Rivington St
This Times Square monstrosity is also one of the best New York candy stores. It offers thousands of candy options including a personalized printer, which allows guests to create custom M&M’S right in the store, using a variety of clip art images and personal messages of their own design. The M&M’S stays open till midnight every night, so there’s plenty of time to print out a gift after your show!
Set right in the middle of Times Square, the Hershey’s store is a chocolate oasis in the middle of the busiest tourist destination on the planet. The fourth of our best New York candy stores is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Hershey’s numerous brands make kids happy, but in more ways than one. In fact, the majority of Hershey’s profits go directly to help children. In 1909 Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine founded the Milton Hershey School for orphan boys. After the death of Mrs. Hershey, Milton donated almost everything he had to the school, making it the largest shareholder in the Hershey Company. The school remains focused on helping both boys and girls who need it by providing free education, meals, clothing, health care, counseling, career training and more to nearly 2,000 children in need.
The last of our New York candy stores is The Sweet Life
A New York landmark since 1982, The Sweet Life is just a few blocks down from Economy Candy, but a world apart. Just enter into this charming shop and you will understand why their motto is “anything can be dipped in chocolate”. Using their own machines to dip dried fruit, nuts and other treats, this family-owned business is able to offer its own variety of sweets, in addition to the rare delicacies it brings in from all over the globe.
63 Hester St.